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Jul 14, 2013 12:00pm EDT
, showdowns. majority leader harry reid's rules so they cannot filibuster nominees and it's drawing a firestorm. "meet the press" earlier -- >> i want everyone to hear this. the changes we're making are very, very minimal. what we're doing is saying, look, american people, shouldn't president obama have somebody working for him that he wants? the 15 people we filed cloture a on that are pending, they've been waiting nine months. >> mitch mcconnell says a rule change to permit the filibuster would be a disaster, calling it the nuclear option. >> i hope we'll come to our senses and not change the core of the senate. we have never changed the rules of the senate by breaking the rules of the senate in order to diminish the voices of individual senators. we've never done that. we sure shouldn't start it now. >> let's talk more about this nuclear option. joining me to talk about this senate dog fight journalist david nakamori and staff writer for the hill. david, let me start with you because senator reid says the filibuster block is necessary in congress. is it a necessary evil? >> it migh
Jul 14, 2013 2:00pm EDT
leader harry reid and majority leader mitch mcconnell weighs off. >>> and the politics of immigration, abortion and the busy and lucrative life of a former cabinet secretary, potential 2016 powerhouse. > >> announcer: from nbc news in washington, the world's longest running television program, this is "meet the press" with david gregory. >>> good sunday morning. a lot of news this sunday morning after deliberating for 16 hours and 20 minutes, not guilty says the jury in the george zimmerman trial. the trial filled with 12 days of emotional testimony and conflicting versions of what happened the night 16 months ago when trayvon martin was shot and killed. for reaction to the verdict, remaining questions, and what it all means, first we want to go live to sanford, florida. kerry sanders has been covering this case from the very beginning. kerry, there was concern about negative reaction to this verdict, perhaps spilling into the streets. the good news this morning, people just waking up, it has not been a violent night, is that right? >> that is correct, peaceful here, peaceful in south
Jul 9, 2013 5:00am EDT
senate democrats plan to force a vote on numerous issues stalled by republicans. harry reid says he will opt to change rules on how a minority party can wage a filibuster. >>> jon bon jovi was back in new jersey to present a $1 million check for hurricane sandy relief. he met with governor christie in his hometown of sayerville. >> my being here is not political. it's emotional, because i grew up here. i went to school here. i met my wife here. and in the days following the storm, when i visited these streets and spoke to the residents, when i -- one thought came to me, time and time again was what can i do? >>> well, there are now two clinton libraries in little rock. hillary clinton was on hand to unveil the hillary rodham clinton library. she read "the very hungry caterpillar" and she unveiled pantsuits, complete with many of hers on ka de la renta pieces she's made famous. >>> $5200 came from milos raonic. >>> vice president biden heads west to attend a memorial service for those 19 fallen firefighters. they'll be in the prescott area. >>> that is your morning dish of scrambled
Jul 9, 2013 11:00pm EDT
. i cheer you on in the democratic process. harry reid, we're taking it serious this time, we're going to get tough, we're going to get serious and again and again and again it doesn't happen. there has been no nuclear option, has been no change of the rules. is something going to change now over this? what are you hearing? what are you seeing in the caucus? >> i think we're ready for a major showdown over nominations. the president has said, how can i run an executive branch if i can't get my folks who are nominated up for a vote? indeed, he's absolutely right. the advice and consent clause of the constitution was set in a simple majority framework. not a supermajority. the founders warned against the evils of a supermajority, creating dysfunction. it simply doesn't fit with three equal branches of government that one branch and actually part of one branch, the u.s. senate, should be able to disable judiciary and the executive branch. >> 40% of half a branch, which i guess is 20% of a branch, which is 1/3, so about 7% of the government once we sort of put that all in. just so fo
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